Great bowl of "comfort food" on a dreary, wet day! Amazing how few ingredients can be so tasty! I usually only make split pea soup when I have leftover ham or some ham hocks, which isn't often. Now I can make it more often with bacon. I keep a large bag of pre-cooked, crumbled bacon in the freezer and that made this even easier. The only change I made was throwing in about 1/2 cup of diced carrots I needed to use. Great with homemade rye bread! Made for tag game at kittencalskitchen.com.
This was delicious, i made it this morning, and when i came back to the store i lovely smell was waiting along with a great lunch. I will be freezing the rest, to use throughout winter. Another great thing about this, is that once made, it is a terrific base for expanding due to its simplicity. Also..pea soup is as good with dumplings as any stew is :)
Pretty good. We salted the individual bowls. I was out of yellow, so used some vidalia and 2 shallots. I used the quick soak method: boil for 2 minutes, then cover and let sit for 1 hour. Then drain and proceed at step 2. I also added some chopped carrots and spinach for extra nutrition. I always blender my pea soup, so I added the bacon (what was left after kids sneaked most of it) at the end.
I had never cooked split peas before so this was a first. The directions were clear and I liked the flavor combination. Makes for a nice comfort meal addition.
I was surprised how few ingredients there were, and it was so easy to put together and let simmer while you do other things. I almost didn't add the butter at the end, because it didn't seem to need it, but I'm glad I tried a little with butter. It did give it a smoother taste and consistency. Thanks for posting the recipe.